Anthony Hawkshaw, President and CEO, is a seasoned mining professional and finance expert. Tony was a founding shareholder, director and CFO of Rio Alto Mining, which grew from a TSX-Venture listed company to a TSX- and NYSE-listed producer during his tenure and was acquired by Tahoe Resources in 2015 in a deal worth US$1.12 billion. Prior to Rio Alto, Tony held senior executive positions at numerous resource firms including Pan American Silver and Chariot Resources. In addition to his track record of successfully executing the transformation of a mineral exploration company into a mid-tier producer, Tony has arranged numerous debt, equity and convertible debt financings with institutional investors, commercial banks and multilateral lending agencies, and has experience in the concentrate off-take and metals trading markets.
Eric Caba, Chief Operating Officer, has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry across the Americas and Europe. Prior to joining Bear Creek in 2018, Eric served as the Vice President, South America Business Unit for Hudbay Minerals Inc. where he was intimately involved in the construction of the Constancia mine in Peru. He played a key role in the design and development of the business processes and operational preparations for Constancia, focusing on productivity, efficiency and cost control, and he coordinated implementation of these processes and preparations through all levels and stages of the mine construction. Prior to his tenure at Hudbay in Peru, Eric held operations management positions at various mining operations in Canada, Europe and the US. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Idaho.
Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, Chair, is a leader in the minerals industry, recognized for her financial expertise, access to capital and ability to create growth-focused companies that generate significant shareholder value. Catherine has helped raise over US$600 million in working capital for mining exploration and has been directly involved in more than US$4 billion in corporate transactions. She is currently the Chairman of Kinross Gold, Chair of Bear Creek Mining, and a director of Lucara Diamond and Flow Capital Corp. Catherine has a track record of founding, stewarding and directing successful mining ventures including Bear Creek Mining, Arequipa Resources, Francisco Gold, Miramar Mining, Stornoway Diamonds and Peru Copper. She attributes the success of these companies in large part to her partnership with outstanding geological and corporate teams.